Happy Pride Month from BG

Happy Pride Month 2023 from our diverse community here at Bailey & Glasser, LLP.

“During Pride Month, we honor a movement that has grown stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive with every passing year,” reads President Biden’s 2023 Presidential Proclamation. “Pride is a celebration of generations of LGBTQI+ people who have fought bravely to live openly and authentically. And it is a reminder that we still have generational work to do to ensure that everyone enjoys the full promise of equity, dignity, protection, and freedom.” For the full statement from President Biden, visit here.

Pride Month is currently celebrated in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, where gay citizens fought back against the police who raided the Stonewall Inn. The police hauled employees and patrons from the bar, and the patrons and neighborhood residents fought back, resulting in six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

According to the Library of Congress, Pride Month “celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” For more information, visit here.

Throughout June, we’ll reflect on pivotal milestones in the struggle for LGBTQ+ equality. Tenacity, strength, and yes – pride – continues to be very necessary in these times. Pride Month is an important reminder of the sacrifices and courage of many LGBTQ+ trailblazers to the cause of equality and provides an occasion to reflect on their invaluable contributions to creating a more inclusive and just society for us all. #PrideMonth2023 #equality #loveislove #saygay

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